Solido 1055 Peugeot 504 V6 Coupe - African Rally - Team Esso Peugeot

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This model is the Solido 1055 Peugeot 504 V6 Coupe in white in the livery of Team Esso Peugeot (African Rally).

This model represents an African Rally version of the Peugeot 504 V6 Coupe and as such is adorned with various rally stickers and logos on the side doors, bonnet, boot and roof. (NOTE: this model came with additional transfers for adding to the model, something that is usual for Solido models which often arrive with only one set of transfers applied to the model but with a separate sheet of additional transfers that the purchaser applies.

The model has no opening parts. It has chromed front and rear bumpers with chromed rally lights and front dust flaps, while the rear mud flaps are black as is the radiator grill.

The interior is a black plastic with a left hand drive black plastic steering wheel. The glazing is clear with molded wipers and the drivers window is "lowered" to half open position.

All wheels have simulated chrome hubs - solid, one piece plastic with black "rubber" tyres.

The base plate is black plastic and is marked with "SOLIDO Made in France" in the centre top and "Peugeot 504 V6 Coupe" at the centre bottom followed by " No.1055 1/43 02-80" just behind the rear axle. The base plate casting also has cast drive shaft and transmission system. It is held in place with a single self tapping screw.

This model was issued around 1980. I've always assumed Solido's practice of having numbers on the baseplate related to the month and year the model was either released or designed.

Item: 911